EU Says Children's Clothes Breach Safety Rules

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT) -- The European Commission has found that 10 percent of children's clothing with drawstrings inspected in a recent study posed a strangulation risk, and the regulator has told manufacturers to comply with safety rules.

The study, released Tuesday, inspected more than 16,000 garments between 2008 and 2010 to determine whether they breached EU standards.

Authorities found that almost 70 percent of the garments that did not comply were clothes for babies and young children, for whom risk of strangulation is greatest.

Because of the results, Europe's rapid...
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